You are using an unsupported browser.
Some features of this site may not function properly. For optimal user experience, please view this site in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge.

Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 Test
Home / Tests / Critical Infectious Diseases / Xpert Ebola

Xpert® Ebola

Reliable detection of Ebola Zaire virus in 98 minutes

Ordering Info

The Need


  • Since the first discovery of Ebola virus in 1976, Ebola virus disease (EVD) has occurred sporadically throughout West Africa.
  • EVD is a severe and highly contagious illness. The fatality rate can be as high as 90%. However, the survival rate can improve dramatically with implementation of early supportive care.2
  • The most recent Ebola outbreak has spread beyond Africa and reached Europe and the United States. The global outbreak of EVD heightens the need for a fast and accurate diagnostics.

(1) WHO. Urgently needed: rapid, sensitive, safe and simple Ebola diagnostic tests. Ebola situation assessment. 18 Nov 2014. Accessed Apr 2015. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/ebola/18-november-2014-diagnostics/en/;
(2) WHO. Ebola virus disease. Fact sheet N°103. Updated Apr 2015. Accessed Apr 2015. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/

The Solution


Xpert Ebola delivers:

  • Unprecedented sensitivity for detecting Ebola virus
  • Dual target design, also found in the Cepheid’s Anthrax test*, ensures high accuracy
  • Sample Reagent that reduces biohazard risk to manageable level^
  • On-demand results that empowers physicians to manage crisis
  • Self-contained cartridge system that minimizes potential contamination

* No false positive after 13+ million anthrax tests as of March 2015; Not for diagnostic use

^ Inactivated sample can be handled in BSL2 laboratory3

(3) WHO. Laboratory Guidance for the Diagnosis of Ebola Virus Disease. Interim Guideline. 2014 Sept 19.

The Impact


  • Xpert Ebola will accelerate your laboratory’s workflow with on-demand, random-access flexibility. In combination with other available Xpert® tests (including Flu/RSV XC, GBS, MRSA, C. difficile, CT/NG, and MTB/RIF), Cepheid’s GeneXpert®
  • System delivers proven productivity increases in overall laboratory service.
  • Be Prepared
  • Fast turn-around time – results in 98 minutes
  • Ultrasensitive: can detect as few as 0.13 PFU/mL of Ebola Zaire Virus
  • Simple sample processing makes the test ideal for emergency use
  • Accepts whole blood (EDTA or finger-stick) or buccal swab specimens

Ordering Info


Xpert® Ebola

Number of Tests: 10

Catalog #: GXEBOLA-CE-10

Xpert® Ebola

Number of Tests: 50

Catalog #: GXEBOLA-CE-50

Xpert® Ebola

Number of Swabs: 50

Catalog #: SWAB/E-50
Back to Top